Project Child Find
The Voorhees Township Schools provide free programs and services for children from age 3 up through 8th grade who demonstrate a disability or developmental delay and require special education and related services. The schools identify potentially disabled students and in collaboration with parents make referrals to the Child Study Team for a comprehensive evaluation. Referrals for special services may also be made by parents /guardians, and/or agencies involved in the welfare of children. Parents are asked to contact the child's teacher or prinicpal prior to making a referral; however a direct referral can be made without school notification. If you are concerned about your child's speech or language development only, contact the speech language therapist in your child's school.
School-age children with disabilities enrolled by their parents in a private school should contact the Educational Services Commission for an evaluation. If deemed eligible for special education, the child may be eligible to receive services from the Voorhees Township Schools. Contact the Child Study Team office for additional information.
To identify a preschool age child with a potentially disabling condition, contact the Child Study Team at 856-751-8446 Ext. 6134.
Children with developmental delays and disabilities from birth to age 3 can receive early intervention services from the New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS). Parents can make a direct referral by callling 1-888-653-4463.
For children with special health care needs from birth to age 21 can be referred through the 21 county Special Child Health Case Management Units (SCHS-CMUs). Additional information can be found at http://nj.gov/health/fhs/sch/sccase.shtml or 1-800-999-9045.